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First Broadcast in May, 1956, The Open Mind is still produced weekly by Richard D. Heffner, host, historian, and University Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Rutgers University. These dialogues with some of the most creative thinkers of the last half-century are a primary resource available to students, teachers, researchers, archivists, librarians, historians, journalists and all who are interested in history, biography, media, communications, news, and public affairs.



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Open Mind episode 1620: Sex and the Single Girl, Again! with Helen Gurley Brown Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Feminism
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Guests: King, Martin Luther with Waring, J. Waites Theme: Race
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Guest: Hook, Sidney Theme: Books
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Guest: Wiesel, Elie Theme: Holocaust Studies
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Guest: Friedman, Milton Theme: Public Affairs
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Guest: Buckley, William Theme: Biography
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Guest: Cousins, Norman Theme: Politics
Topics: Norman Cousins, Politics
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Guests: Malcolm X; Morrison, Alan; Walker, Wyatt Tee; Farmer, James (Original guests) Update Guests: Farmer, James and Walker, Wyatt Tee Theme: Civil Rights
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Guest: Westheimer, Ruth Theme: Sex Education
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Guest: Haide, Ma Theme: Foreign Affairs
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Guest: Miller, Judith Theme: Current Events
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Guest: Thomas, Franklin Theme: Psychology
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Guest: Friendly, Fred Theme: Media
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Guest: Rumsfeld, Donald Theme: The Presidency
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Guest: Friendly, Fred Theme: Media
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Guest: Sacks, Oliver (Neurology) Theme: Books Date: 1987-02-07
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Guest: Steel, Ronald Theme: Biography
Topics: Ronald Steel, Biography
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Guest: Salk, Jonas Theme: Science
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Guest: Buckley, William Theme: The Law
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Guest: Steinem, Gloria Theme: Feminism
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Guest: Tannen, Deborah Theme: Public Affairs
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Guest: Keohane, Nannerl O. Theme: Education
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Guest: Roosevelt, James; Farley, James A.; Wallace,Henry A.; Corcoran, Thomas G. (The Cork);Lindley, Ernest Theme: Current Events
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Guest: Wachtler, Sol
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Guests: Burns, James MacGregor with Valenti, Jack Theme: Public Affairs
Topics: James MacGregor Burns, Jack Valenti, Public Affairs
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Open Mind episode 1000: "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar with Journalist Sylvia Nasar Betamax tape: available
Topic: Arts/culture
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Guest: Postman, Neil Theme: Media
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Guest: Schmertz, Herbert Theme: Television
Topics: Herbert Schmertz, Television
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Theme: biography Guest: Fred Allen & Steve Allen
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Topics: biography, comedy, Fred Allen, Steve Allen
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Open Mind episode 483: The Sex Lives of Your Kids with Novelist, Journalist Lucinda Franks Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Children
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Open Mind episode 1500: Good Sex with Dr. Ruth with Therapist Ruth Westheimer, specialist in Sex Education
Topic: Sex Education
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Open Mind episode 1375: You Just Don't Understand with Educator, Author Deborah Tannen, specialist in Linguistics
Topic: Books
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Guest: Wiesel, Elie Theme: Holocaust Studies
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Guest: Caro, Robert Theme: Biography
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Guest: Peck, M. Scott Theme: Psychology Date: 1983-12-21
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Guest: Gardner, Howard
Topic: Howard Gardner
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Guest: Krugman, Paul Theme: Current Events
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Guest: Weisberg, Joseph
Topic: Joseph Weisberg
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Guest: Wiesel, Elie Theme: Psychology
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Guest: Roiphe, Katie Theme: Feminism
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Guest: Tuchman, Barbara Theme: History
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Guest: Rosenfeld, Harry M. Theme: Public Affairs
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Guest: Wiesel, Elie Theme: Holocaust Studies
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Guest: Rubin, Gretchen Theme: American Experience
Topics: Gretchen Rubin, American Experience
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Guest: Gabler, Neal
Topic: Neal Gabler
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Guest: Varmus, Dr. Harold
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Guest: Mailer, Norman Theme: Books
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Guest: Helen Gurley Brown Theme: Biography Date: September 15, 1998
Topics: biography, writing, Helen Gurley Brown
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Guest: Westheimer, Joel
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Guest: Rothwax, Harold J. Theme: The Law
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Open Mind episode 341: The Gift of Fear with Author Gavin DeBecker, specialist in Private Investigator to the stars Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Children
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Guest: Safire, William Theme: Biography
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Guest: Gomory, Dr. Ralph Theme: Psychology
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Open Mind episode 1594: Youth, Pornography, and the Internet with Scientist Herbert Ph.D. Lin Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Technology
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Guest: Pittman, Robert Theme: Media
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Guest: Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah Theme: Foriegn Affairs
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Open Mind episode 592: Lou Reed -- Rock-and-Roll Heart' An American Masters Special with Photographer Timothy Greenfeld-Sanders Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Biography
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Guest: Foley, Dr. Kathleen Theme: Aging
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Guest: Rumsfeld, Donald Theme: The Presidency
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Guest: Wiesel, Elie Theme: Holocaust Studies
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Guest: Soros, George Theme: Philanthropy
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Guest: Aber, Lawrence Theme: Children
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Guest: Postman, Neil (Communications) Theme: Media Date: 1985-12-14
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Guest: Spock, Benjamin with Barr, Donald and Bloustein, Edward Theme: Education
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Guest: Ogilvy, David Theme: Business
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Guest: Hechinger, Fred Theme: Education
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Guest: Gardner, John W. Theme: Biography
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Guest: Peter Gay Theme: Psychiatry Date: April 3, 1988
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Topics: Peter Gay, Freud, psychiatry
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Guest: Kramer, Peter D. Theme: Mental Health
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Guest: Schlesinger, Arthur Theme: The Presidency
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Guest: Friedan, Betty Theme: Feminism
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Guest: Asimov, Isaac Theme: Biography
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Guest: Hechinger, Fred Theme: Education
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Guest: Volner, Jill Wine Theme: Politics